Our impact

EDF does constructive, thoughtful, hard work that gains respect—and results.

George P. Shultz Former U.S. Secretary of State

With the help of two million members, we take a pragmatic approach that benefits people and nature.

See how your support is making great things happen.

Safeguarding: Human health

Biggest environmental law in a generation

Walmart shopper

Thousands of consumer products get safer

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Restoring: Healthy oceans

84% of U.S. fish stocks are now at healthy levels

Red snapper

Reducing: Climate pollution

Oil and gas companies must curb methane emissions

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Clean Power Plan puts first-ever limits on power plant pollution 

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China rolls out a bold climate action plan

Solar panel installation in China

Photo: Jiri Rezac

Hundreds of companies learn new ways to boost energy efficiency

  • Impact: EDF Climate Corps has helped top companies uncover nearly $1.5 billion in wasted energy2 . One in three Fortune 100 companies have hosted fellows.3
  • Our role: Each year we train hundreds of graduate students and embed them at leading organizations to find tangible ways to use less energy. 
  • Next: Cultivate new leaders of climate action »
EDF Climate Corps Fellow

Protecting: Vulnerable ecosystems

A breakthrough for threatened wildlife and habitat 

  • Impact: A new conservation tool known as habitat exchanges steps in to save vulnerable wildlife before they need endangered species protection.
  • Our role: We created the exchange system, then brought together unlikely allies--including farmers and energy developers--to help protect the declining greater sage-grouse.
  • Next: Create more habitat exchanges for wildlife »
Sage grouse

Photo: Steven Nehl

Agricultural leaders take major steps to reduce fertilizer pollution

  • Impact: Corporations ranging from Walmart to Smithfield Foods committed to optimize fertilizer use and improve soil conservation on 23 million acres of U.S. crops.
  • Our role: We've developed collaborations across the grain supply chain to showcase the benefits of using fertilizers more efficiently.
  • Next: Make even more cropland sustainable »
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